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Can Steering ECU & Slip Rings be Mixed?

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    Hi all...

    By this matrix: Steering Wheel Control Module Versions - Ross-Tech Wiki it shows that certain ECUs match certain Sliprings...

    Can my ECU (1K0 953-549 A) be matched with a Type 2 slipring (1K0-959-653-C or 1K0-959-653-D)?

    I currently have slipring 1K0-959-653.

    Thanks for any info.
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    Unfortunately not - according to ETKA

    Edit - what is it you want to do ?
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    Bummer..

    Well as we discussed via PM Mike Im not sure if my cruise retrofit will work with what I have so if it doesnt work then it looks like I'll have to replace the Slipring as well as the ECU, which is gonna be £££ lol.

    I've just fitted my cruise this morning with my ECU 1K0 953-549 A and slip ring 1K0-959-653 but I'm yet to program it as I'm waiting for my brothers laptop.. so we'll see if it works or not later tonight... I'm pretty sure it wont though.
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    Sorry mate - senior moment (again!) forgot we have discussed your dilemma before !

    Have found a slip ring on ebay if you need one, but post again with your result so far, for the benefit of others.
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    Jb0o - you have PM
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    Thanks Mike ;)
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    Got my cruise installed and coded but no luck getting it to work, looks like a new ECU and Slipring is needed!
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    Have you coded the engine ecu as well ?
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    Engine(01) has been coded to 11463 and Steering Wheel(16), 2nd last bit changed from 1 (computer without cc) to 4 (computer with cc)
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    Scrap that, just got it all working :D

    Had to scan the car which threw up a few errors in the Steering Wheel Module (16), cleared all errors and double checked the coding and wola.

    To confirm:

    ECU Module 1K0 953-549 A and slip ring 1K0-959-653 DO accept the Cruise Control Retrofit.
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